Health Apps To Improve Citizens' Lives

Nerea Rial | New Europe | October 3, 2012

Mobile health (m-health) tools are helping socially disadvantaged citizens with diabetes around the world better manage their condition, a report from the non-profit group eHealth Initative (eHI) says.

According to the study, patients that use their mobile health apps on their devices can avoid the obstacles that often cause a bad management of the diseases, such as lack of access to health care providers, limited resources and staff, or older systems.

“The majority of patients, including those who are disadvantaged, have access to a mobile device or smartphone." said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer of eHI. "The use of mHealth tools provides a straightforward way for all populations to access information that assists in reducing risk factors."...